On Sunday, April 22, The New York Times published a lengthy investigative report, "Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle." The story outlined a multi-million-dollar web of alleged bribes paid by the Mexican subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., aimed at expediting the expansion of the company's stores in the country.
The report involvedand implicatednumerous in-house lawyers at Wal-Mart, and brought to light a host of issues regarding corporate compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. CorpCounsel.com's reporters and columnists looked at the Wal-Mart bribery stories from an number of angles, analyzing the in-house players and corporate lessons from what is on track to be the story of the year for in-house counsel.
Below is a collection of CorpCounsel's reporting on the Wal-Mart story:
- Rocking, Voting, and More at the Wal-Mart Annual Meeting
- Angry Wal-Mart Investors Weighing In at Shareholder Meeting
- South of the Border Blues
- Corporate Counsel Spotlight: The Wal-Mart Bribery Scandal
- Wal-Mart's Four 'Most Worrisome' Governance Issues
- Wal-Mart Scandal Highlights Gray Areas in Whistleblower Laws
- For Corporate Compliance, the Real Work Begins Before the Headlines
- The Wal-Mart GC Who Resigned During the Mexico Bribery Scandal
- In the Wal-Mart C-Suite, it's the PR Battle That Matters
- An In-House Counsel Corporate Corruption Playbook
- The Mexican Side of the Wal-Mart Bribery Scandal
- What Did Wal-Mart's GC Know About Bribery in Mexico?
- Will Wal-Mart Regret Not Disclosing Its Bribery Investigation Sooner?
- The Day After, Everyone's Talking About Wal-Mart
Our reporters will be keeping tabs on this story as it develops, and we'll continue to post new articles on CorpCounsel.com.